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The Love Bug DVD

4.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn
  • Directors: Robert Stevenson
  • Writers: Screenplay By Bill Walsh And Don DaGradi, Based On A Story By Gordon Buford
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Special Edition, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.75:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: May 20 2003
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000096IAH
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,288 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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For the first time ever, you can enjoy this timeless classic in a Special Edition DVD. Fully restored to look and sound as it was originally intended, it also features hours of exclusive bonus materials your entire family will enjoy again and again. He's the star who provides the most laughs per gallon. He's Herbie, the lovable car with a mind of his own. Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hackett join Herbie in this revved-up comedy classic. Jones plays down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas, who reluctantly teams up with the little machine. Douglas thinks his sudden winning streak is due to his skill, not Herbie's. He finally realizes the car's worth when a sneaky rival plots to steal Herbie for himself. But it's Herbie who'll steal your heart in this wildly fun roller-coaster ride of a movie you'll never forget!|A down-and-out racetrack driver, Jim Douglas, acquires a little Volkswagen, but doesn't realize the "bug" is almost human. The car helps Jim win many races but runs away when it feels it is not appreciated, into the clutches of villainous rival Peter Thorndyke. With the help of his friends Tennessee and Carole, Jim changes his attitude, finds the bug, and apologizes. They win another race -- and Jim falls in love with Carole.|The film was the biggest American box office hit of 1969, and the second highest-grossing Disney film of all time after MARY POPPINS.|The movie is based on the story "Car-Boy-Girl" by Gordon Buford.|Bill Walsh, producer and co-writer of THE LOVE BUG, is responsible for Herbie's famous number 53. Walsh said he "was seeing lots of 53s on television ... It was [Los Angeles Dodgers] pitcher Don Drysdale's number, among other things."|Disney converted at least 26 VWs into Herbies. It's estimated that up to 40 Herbies were created for the film.|Dean Jones, who played Jim Douglas in the film, took his costar Buddy Hackett on a "white-knuckled" ride around Riverside Raceway at 115 mph!

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This savvy Disney hit from 1969 made a star of a Volkswagen precisely when the car was becoming more popular than ever. Dean Jones and Michele Lee head the cast in a story about a VW bug with a mind of its own. Disney point man Robert Stevenson, director of The Absent-Minded Professor, Mary Poppins, and lots of other Disney live-action hits, makes the slapstick work perfectly and keeps the laughs coming. Buddy Hackett is very funny in a supporting role. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This is a great sequel for so many reasons and it's a crime that it has not gotten more attention or a DVD release.

In this film we have Herbie's creator recounting the tale of how Herbie was created, an evil black VW Beetle named Horace. A funeral for Herbie where owner Jim Douglas of the first film makes an appearance, an amazing cast: Bruce Campbell, John Hannah (owner of Horace), Kevin J. O'Conner (The Mummy, Van Helsing), and a cameo by Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees.

Anyone who likes The Love Bug should definitely see this movie. The story is great. It fills in the missing pieces of the story. It respects the original, it pays tribute to it, it reminds us of it. And come on, Bruce Campbell and John Hannah!!! Again this needs to be on DVD!!!
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Hey, remember me from the Beauty and the Beast review?
Well, this time, I am talking about Disney's 1969 classic, The Love Bug. It is a great movie, with Herbie, the self-racing Beetle. In this movie, two men who love racing buy the car and race it in many tracks. This is what makes the movie so exciting.
Here's something more exciting: that I think, after many years on last-century videotape, Disney should put this movie on a shiny disc. (or a DVD, whichever you prefer.)
Here are some reasons why: First of all, for those of you who have an older video collection or a rental store nearby, there is a version of The Love Bug on a 15 or 20 year old tape (with neon effects of Mickey at the beginning, probably from the early days of VCRs), and second, many Disney classics are already being put onto DVD (like The Parent Trap, Mary Poppins, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast).
The DVD should have the movie itself (full and wide screen), digitally remastered, THX certified, the original trailer, maybe a documentary or two, foreign language audio and subtitles, and a Herbie Racing game (using the menu arrow buttons as the steering wheel and the enter button, or OK, or set, depends on what DVD player you're using.) And, they should issue the DVD in 2004, for when Disney can call it a "Walt Disney 35th Anniversary Collector's Edition" to make it a big seller.
Only one question: Will it change the way Love Bug fans watch this movie forever? You'll find out when the DVD comes out later!
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Sometimes I think the professional reviewers don't even watch these movies before mouthing off about them! This IS NOT A REMAKE! IT is another sequel! Sure, the title is misleading, and probably should have been "Herbie Wins Again" or something, but that's what leads me to believe that the reviewer simply read the box. Anyway, as for the movie, from someone who has seen it...I rented this movie when it came out, and was thrilled to see not only a new Herbie movie, but one starring Ash himself, Bruce Campbell! It was obviously low budget, and the music always gives that away. That was probably the biggest flaw of this movie, they ditched the awesome old Herbie theme! I loved that and was really missing it. It was replaced with some totally inapropriate cowboy showdown music, that might have fit in one or two scenes tops. The plot and cast was great though, and the Dean Jones cameo was the icing on the cake. When the price comes down, I recommend getting a copy!
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This 1969 hit introduces the world to Herbie, the living VW. He "runs in" to down-on-his-luck race driver Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) and the story begins. Jim's friend Tennessee (Buddy Hackett) suggests that he race Herbie in a local dirt track race. Herbie of course wins and starts a winning streak. But look out as Thorndike enters the plot. He will give anything to get rid of the VW and tries to on numerous occations. The big road race at the end called The Eldorado is the best part of the movie. Sadly, this film was followed by a sappy sequal, but in 1977, Dean Jones and Don Knots returned to make the hilarious film, Herbie goes to Monte Carlo. The Love Bug was my favorite movie as a kid and I still enjoy it.....
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I watched the original "The Love Bug" growing up and loved it! I was so thrilled when Disney made this new movie for T.V. In the begining of this movie, things are looking very bad for Herbie. After losing another race, he is sent to the scrap pile. Luckily, he is recued by Hank, a mechanic, who fixes him up. From there, Herbie is back up to his old tricks, including geting Hank and his ex-girlfriend Alex back together. But when an evil Love Bug, Harold, is created, Hank and Harold's owner must race for their cars. Can Herbie defeat this enemy? This price is wonderful and The video is in a clamshell case so you can preserve it for years to come!
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What an enjoyable family movie! I first saw "Herbie" the Love Bug when I was 10, and many times since then. Kids and grown-ups alike can enjoy this colorful Disney Classic. What a concept: A Volkswagen Beetle with heart & soul and the power necessary to thwart bad guys. Movies don't get any better than this when it comes to pleasing ANY audience. Dean Jones and Michele Lee are wonderful as "Herbie's co-stars". You just can't go wrong with this one!
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Exactement le film que j ai commander. Par contre ne joue pas dans un dvd canadien puisqu il s agit d un film de france. Vous devez avoir un dvd qui lira la region 2.
J ai Essayer dans un dvd lisant la region 2 et fonctionne tres bien.
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